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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Getting your rig ready for another season’s use is one of the joys of springtime. Lots of great emotions are awakened; it’s a heady time, as the possibilities for new boating adventures seem endless. Making sure your boat is ready for all the fun is a great responsibility. Even if you’re on-the-money when it comes to

by: John Tiger

tags: Boating 101, Spring Commissioning

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Are you a do-it-yourselfer that just needs help finding a part? Or do you need a professional to take care of it for you? Spring is on its way and we only have a few weeks left to get things completed before the launch period. No matter if you need supplies and parts, a little guidance, or want to schedule a tech to take care of your

by: Jeff Wilson, Co-Owner & General Manager of Marine Tech Concepts

tags: Engines, Spring Commissioning

Monday, March 18, 2019

A nationwide survey of some 2,000 boaters conducted by Progressive Insurance last season resulted in some interesting differences between boaters in various parts of the United States and the mishaps they experience while on the water. It’s a little unsettling to see how well-represented boaters in Great Lakes states are in the

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Spring Commissioning

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Your new rig sits proudly in your driveway - the outboard shining brightly in the sun, even the trailer is sleek and polished. You haven’t even had a maiden voyage, and yet you’re already thinking “How can I keep it looking and performing at least close to how it does now, fresh from the dealership?”

by: John Tiger

tags: Boating 101, Service & Repair, Spring Commissioning

Monday, April 2, 2018

With boatyards, backyards, marinas, and clubs now coming to life, spring commissioning time has arrived. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has a Spring Commissioning Checklist to help boaters start the season right: Before You Launch: Hose clamps should be inspected and replaced as necessary. Double clamp

tags: Boating 101, Engines, Safety, Spring Commissioning

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Michigan boaters look to the spring boat shows as an indication that summer fun is just around the corner…a time when they can once again return to the waterways. Michigan residents’ love of boating should come as no surprise considering the unprecedented access available to the state’s many lakes and rivers. In

by: Fremont Insurance

tags: Spring Commissioning

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The warm breezes of spring are blowing into town, and the choppy ocean is beginning to calm down for spring, making you want to rush to take your boat out. Halt. Wait a minute. Not so fast. There are a couple of things you need to do before you back My Pride And Joy down the ramp or turn the ignition key. Happily, spring commissioning

by: Sandy Lindsey, Star brite Corp.

tags: Spring Commissioning

Monday, January 30, 2012

Captain's Tips Being an active boater for decades, I’ve been able to see firsthand how things we do on and around the water affect the environment. Today, many of us make a concerted effort to use only green, eco-friendly products for cleaning and maintenance projects. There are a wide variety of these products on the market

by: Chuck Baler for Marinalife Magazine LLC

tags: Spring Commissioning

Thursday, April 14, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va.- With gas prices forecast to remain higher than last summer, BoatUS has six tips on spring commissioning that can be done now to save you money on gas all summer long: Lighten the load: This is one of the easiest no-cost things to save on gas. Clear out all of that junk that's been stored aboard the boat over

by: Boat US

tags: Spring Commissioning

Sunday, April 3, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - It's a sad fact: Every spring, shortly after being launched and commissioned for the season, boats sink while safely tied up at the dock, turning what should be a good time of the year into a real mess. BoatUS' Seaworthy magazine, a publication that helps BoatUS members avoid accidents or injuries, has identified

by: Boat US

tags: Spring Commissioning